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University of California, Davis Course/Program Name
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National :15 Jan 
International :15 Jan 

PhD Material Science and Engineering

 Course Level
Full Time

5 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

13242 USD
13242 USD

Application fee

International 110 USD
National 90 USD
College of Engineering
Scores accepted
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
GRE (avg)320
GMAT (avg)680

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About this course

Students gain advanced knowledge of structural materials; materials for biotechnology and medicine; characterization of microstructures; thermochemistry of materials; nanomaterials; glasses and ceramics; high-temperature materials synthesis; interface reactions; advanced coating systems; materials processing; materials testing and strength; optical and electronic/ionic materials; superplasticity; and advanced coating systems. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in materials synthesis, characterization and processing.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor’s and master's degree from an accredited institution. International applicants must meet an equivalent minimal level of study. 
  • 550 on the TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) or 80 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) is the minimum eligibility for admission
  • IELTS score of 7 is minimum eligibility for admission.

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Course Modules

  • EMS 260: Advanced Thermodynamics of Solids (4 units)
  • EMS 262: Advanced Topics in Structure of Materials (4 units)
  • EMS 264: Advanced Materials Kinetics (4 units)
  • EMS 272: Advanced Functional Properties of Materials (4 units)
  • EMS 274: Advance Mechanical Properties of Materials (4 units)

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How to Apply

UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended. You will be instructed to upload scanned copies of your transcripts after you have submitted your online application. 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
It is highly recommended that applicants take the General GRE no later than December. 

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required to complete the application for admission. Letters may be from professors, employers or others who have knowledge of the applicant's academic qualifications or personal characteristics.  All Recommendation Letters MUST be submitted electronically via the UC Davis Application system.

TOEFL Scores

The minimum scores required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis are:

550 on the TOEFL paper-based test (PBT), or
80 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT)
TOEFL scores expire after two years. Scores that are older than two years will not be accepted by UC Davis.

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